Clams are quick and easy to cook, and perfect for parties and entertaining.
1 kilo fresh clams
4-6 cloves garlic (crushed)
Handful of fine white breadcrumbs
Juice of one lemon
Wash clams. Discard any with broken shells or those which do not close when tapped.
Place the clams in a shallow, heavy based saucepan (no liquid is necessary). Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook over a high heat for 3-5 minutes shake occasionally.
Remove the top shell from each clam and arrange the bottom shell and flesh in a dish.
Melt the butter; add crushed garlic, parsley and lemon juice and mix into the breadcrumbs. Add a little of the breadcrumb mixture to each clam.
Grill or bake until golden brown.